Change moonroof auto-close feature

Discussion in 'Prius v Main Forum' started by touch_em_all_joe, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. touch_em_all_joe

    touch_em_all_joe New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    5
    0
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    N/A
    Does anyone know if there is a 'do-it-yourself' way to change the setting that auto closes the moonroof shades when the car is locked?

    I think the dealer can probably change this, but I am not sure I want it permanently changed. In the winter/spring/fall it is nice to have the sunlight and not have to open it each time, but the feature to auto close will be nice for the hot summer months.

    Looking for a 'do-it-yourself' way to change this setting so that I can change it back and forth depending on the season.
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    41,401
    12,945
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Doesn't it auto-open when you unlock the car or it only closes? Hmm...

    I can't remember if the Display Audio units (the one you have) has the customisable settings or whether it's limited to the Touring + Tech package with the Premium HDD nav. Is there nothing in the "CAR" menu that hints at those type of settings?
     
  3. Chazz8

    Chazz8 Gadget Lover

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    744
    234
    61
    Location:
    Central New York
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Here is a link to the correct section of the user manual:
    http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM47674U/pdf/sec_06-02.pdf

    The 3rd to last item is the moonroof power shade option and the - - O to the right means that only the dealer can change this setting.

    I am going to ask my dealer to change this option when I go in for my 5000 mile service visit. I don't want my car automatically closing my moonroof view. Remind me again why that is a feature.
     
  4. touch_em_all_joe

    touch_em_all_joe New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    5
    0
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    N/A
    Thanks. I was hoping for an undocumented way to do this yourself. I know some of the other items in the user manual that say only dealer can change, can be done yourself (ie. having smartkey system unlock all doors).

    I do think this is a good feature in summer to keep the car cool, so I don't really want to have to go to the dealer every time I want it changed.

    Oh well, I guess I will need to decide which way I want it and have dealer change.
     
  5. PvPDX

    PvPDX Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    56
    13
    0
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Any updates for this for a 2015 v 5 with ATP? I wish it would stay open all the time. Any way to make this happen?
     
  6. LuigisMansion

    LuigisMansion Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    27
    4
    0
    Location:
    Ventura County
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    If you don't want the moonroof to close when you leave you just need to lock your doors from INSIDE the car using the door lock on the driver/passenger side door.

    The moonroof will automatically close if you use your FOB to lock the doors.
     
    PvPDX likes this.
  7. PvPDX

    PvPDX Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    56
    13
    0
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Five
    Thank you very much for this info. It worked great.
     
Loading...